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Well, I purchased a KTuner back in December and loaded a few tunes and while the car felt better I was not reaching anywhere near proper boost. Made a few posts here and got help from a few people. Ultimately I almost gave up and then one day the folks at KTuner reached out to me and asked me to try some tunes out. Did some data logs back and forth with them and they finally figured out this car.
All I can say is WOW! They nailed it! They updated their program and the car gained just over a second in 0-60 and 1/4 mile time.
car is super easy to drive now and part throttle is very responsive.
a must do if you want a car that accelerates a bit faster. Pics are stock and their 21 map results. 91 octane. Hats off to forum member Lochrine who helped me out via PM and KTuner for wanting to be sure their maps worked correctly!
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Looking at gas buddy the only place that shows a 26 cent difference between regular and premium is Wal-Mart.

Everywhere else I see at least a 55 cent difference which is 24 percent increase.

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Cool story bro.

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No reason to really doubt his numbers. Basically in line with what Ktuner has been showing all along. We know the CR-V is detuned quite a bit. 8-10HP with just premium fuel.
Would running a higher octane fuel supply better economy as well as a slight increase in power? I'm in Cali and run 87 octane in my V.

BTW, here in Cali, we have 87, 89, and 91 octane fuel available. Price goes up 7-10 cents (per gallon) from 87 to 89, and 10 cents from 89 to 91.
 

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Oh Boy! The Octane question again!

Octane has nothing to do with the amount of energy in gasoline. Octane is a measure of how much the gasoline can be compressed before the gasoline will self ignite.
Running gasoline with a higher octane than recommended by the engine manufacturer will not provide more power or better fuel economy.

My 2014 CR-V Owners Manual has a fuel recommendation of 87 octane or higher. Why does it say "or higher"? Because 87 octane gasoline may not be available at every gas station.

Oh, and for you that think the turbo needs higher octane? The 2018 CR-V Owners Manual has the same recommendation of 87 octane or higher.

Do some engines require higher octane gasoline? Yes, they do. High compression engines require a higher octane fuel. The Honda CR-V engines are not high compression engines.
 

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No reason to really doubt his numbers. Basically in line with what Ktuner has been showing all along. We know the CR-V is detuned quite a bit. 8-10HP with just premium fuel.
Lol oh oh course we can believe the numbers supplied by a vendor who wants to sell you a "go faster" something!
I mean, why not? Lol

Show us a time slip from a dragstrip plz.

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Oh Boy! The Octane question again!

Octane has nothing to do with the amount of energy in gasoline. Octane is a measure of how much the gasoline can be compressed before the gasoline will self ignite.
Running gasoline with a higher octane than recommended by the engine manufacturer will not provide more power or better fuel economy.

My 2014 CR-V Owners Manual has a fuel recommendation of 87 octane or higher. Why does it say "or higher"? Because 87 octane gasoline may not be available at every gas station.

Oh, and for you that think the turbo needs higher octane? The 2018 CR-V Owners Manual has the same recommendation of 87 octane or higher.

Do some engines require higher octane gasoline? Yes, they do. High compression engines require a higher octane fuel. The Honda CR-V engines are not high compression engines.
Well, here's the thing. I know from experience that running a higher octane than the minimum requirement makes an engine running more smoothly. That was absolutely the case with my 09' pick up. It pinged and rattled on 87 (what it was rated for) but it purred like a kitten on 89.

So the big question is, does a smoother running engine actually perform more efficiently and therefore, improve economy?
 
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